Y at ml (1night) on Saturday 27th

  • April 27, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/You_MUST_Read_This/
http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/Why_Do_I_Have_to_Join_A_Waitlist/

This event is about:
Star trails, Mountains lit up by moonlight, (MoonBow? depending on conditions) and whatever you want to take a picture of in Yosemite. This is a one night event.

Event host:
Enrico

Event RSVP/waitinglist, lottery, attendance, limit etc:
The waitinglist and lottery is to give everyone that signs up for this event a fair chance to be selected and able to attend because group size is limited and this is a special event.
This event is limited to 15. The event is limited to 15 because I don't want to deal with more people, some locations don't provide more space and we are not alone there!
A lottery was held on April 19th. Everyone on the waiting list will be in the pool for the lottery. People with the most recent no-shows or who have proved troublesome to deal with will get the lowest priority at the selection process.
The event on Friday the 26th is the same with the exception that confirmed/official moonbow calculations are available. If you have time to attend on both days please sign up for both days and send me an email which day you prefer to attend.
You will be allowed to attend only Friday or Saturday and not both events.


I'm tracking no Shows for this event. Guests are not permitted.
If you change to a "NO" status less than 3 days prior to the event you are counted as a No-Show.  (i.e. after April 24th , 9:00 PM)

Accommodation suggestions:
http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/messages/boards/thread/24787782


What you need:
- camera with lenses that cover an effective (35mm full frame equivalent) focal length of[masked]mm is recommended 
- 1-2 spare charged camera batteries or battery grip or external power source
- spare memory card(s)
- sturdy/solid tripod where nothing wiggles or is lose
- rain cover for camera and lens (can be just a simple plastic bag with rubber band), lint free cloth to wipe water from lens/filter
- for taking star trails you need an intervalometer which can be one integrated in the camera (max 30s shutter speed) or external intervalometer
- red light! (or flash light that can be switched to red light) + spare battery and/or spare light
- comfy and warm shoes, warm layered clothing, knit hat, light gloves, heavy socks : from day to night temperatures will drop up to 40°F)
- water, snacks

April 27th:
Sunrise: 6:07am Sunset: 7:44pm
(Illumination 91%) Moonrise: 10:18pm  Moonset(Sunday): 8:29am
Twilight:
Civil 5:39am  8:13pm
Nautical: 5:05am 8:47pm
Astron': 4:29am  9:23pm
Moonbow time ???? There is no official time! I'll try to do a calculation but cannot promise anything.
There is a calculation for the moonbow on Friday night. If you don't want to miss the moonbow consider going Friday night to Yosemite (too).


Cars:
Carpooling strongly recommended
Parking in the park is free. But there is a National Park fee per vehicle of $20 (valid for a week).

Q&A about night photography: http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/messages/boards/thread/8314753
If you want to do star trails and haven't done it yet you may want to read up on that, http://blog.starcircleacademy.com/?s=startrail there are also plenty other blogs/articles about that on the Internet.

Why the cryptic event name? Because some people tend not to read the event descriptions if the title gives away what the event is about. Hopefully now they read the description.

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  • Shibu T.

    It was the first time I'm trying night photography, learned a lot of cool things from this event. Thanks a lot for hosting the event Enrico.

    April 30, 2013

  • Laura Northrup P.

    Fabulous event, thanks to Enrico for hosting!

    April 30, 2013

  • Hai T.

    Thanks Enrico!

    April 29, 2013

  • Cudacke D.

    Nice meet up Thanks Enrico for organizing it.

    April 29, 2013

  • Kartik R.

    Thanks Enrico for organizing this. It was fun meetup. It was great meeting everyone.

    April 29, 2013

  • Sreeram (Sam) K.

    This was a great meetup! Thanks for organizing this event Enrico!

    April 28, 2013

  • Michael S

    Fun meetup and group... and a late late night :-) Many thanks to Enrico for organizing this event! Yosemite is awesome at night!

    April 28, 2013

  • Gwen

    Sorry Enrico
    I can't get there. Have fun guys!

    April 27, 2013

    • Enrico

      What do you mean you can't get there?

      April 28, 2013

  • Kartik R.

    Hi guys,
    I am planning to head in Saturday morning - afternoon .
    I will try to make it to mirror lake if I have time before heading to our meeting spot.
    I plan to return back to the Bay Area after sunrise on Sunday.
    I have a car and a NPS pass.
    If any one wants to join along please let me know .

    April 22, 2013

    • Saikrishna G.

      I lost Ur number

      April 27, 2013

    • Saikrishna G.

      Can u give

      April 27, 2013

  • Saikrishna G.

    Bad root canal :(

    April 27, 2013

  • Sreeram (Sam) K.

    Sorry, its been a couple of years since I drove to yosemite...can anyone give an approx guesstimate how long it'd take to drive from san jose to the meeting place? According to Google maps, its a little under 4 hrs. But as far as I remember,it took much longer than that.

    April 25, 2013

    • Kartik R.

      Sreeram - 4 hours is about the time it will take if u drive non stop. I would suggest u drive in from merced/Mariposa using CA140 instead of CA120. On paper, it's a slightly longer route. But it's a lot less stressful

      1 · April 25, 2013

    • Sreeram (Sam) K.

      Cool. I had planned on taking 140 as well. Thanks!

      April 26, 2013

  • Kartik R.

    Hey Sreeram,
    I would love car pool with you , but my plans after the event are not confirmed. I want to attempt a star circle. It may work out in yosemite or I may head out to a location which lies on the way back. So us carpooling for this event will not work out as I may not be in the area by the morning

    April 24, 2013

    • Sreeram (Sam) K.

      No worries! Thanks for the reply. I'll see you there at the event.

      April 25, 2013

    • Kartik R.

      Looking forward to meeting you at the event :)

      April 25, 2013

  • Sreeram (Sam) K.

    I just booked an unheated canvas tent cabin in curry village. I have also requested for 2 beds. if anyone wants to share accommodation, please let me know. :)

    April 19, 2013

    • Sreeram (Sam) K.

      I found someone who is willing to share the tent. so, its no longer available. :)

      April 23, 2013

  • Kal

    I'm giving up my spot. I have to finish work on an assignment this weekend. Hope to join you next time.

    April 23, 2013

  • Lili

    Anyone want to carpool from San Jose area?

    1 · April 19, 2013

    • Sreeram (Sam) K.

      @Lili, thanks for letting me know. :)

      April 22, 2013

    • Kartik R.

      @Sreeram, I still don't feel comfortable staying there. I will probably drive Saturday morning / afternoon and drive back Sunday morning after sunrise.

      April 22, 2013

  • Enrico

    no park entry fee (usually $20 per vehicle) until Friday the 26th because this week is national park week. http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm

    April 22, 2013

  • Lili

    I changed to Friday one instead - sorry

    April 22, 2013

  • AJ V.

    I have a conflict with my schedule now that I need to change my RSVP to No. Have fun everyone.!!

    April 22, 2013

  • Titas C.

    Unfortunately I have a conflict now and won't be able to make it. Good luck!

    April 21, 2013

  • Rick_R

    With Regrets, I will not be attending. Please give my spot to somebody on the wait list, Thanks
    Rick

    April 20, 2013

  • Cheryl S.

    Sadly I now have a conflict. Have a great time

    April 19, 2013

  • Ritesh P. S.

    I'm going on the 26th with Laura so please take me off the wait list. Thanks.

    April 19, 2013

  • David

    Ugghh...I cant believe I have to change my plans and that I cannot make this. I was looking forward to it so much. Whoever gets my spot please enjoy to the event.

    April 19, 2013

  • Thomas M.

    can't make it.

    April 5, 2013

  • Titas C.

    Hi Enrico,

    Where in Y we would meet? I guess the place of stay has to be decided based on that? Where would you be staying? Also, what time we'll start and finish the workshop?

    April 1, 2013

    • Enrico

      Where you stay is up to you. We start before sunset until some time after midnight. This is not a workshop.

      April 1, 2013

  • Sreeram (Sam) K.

    Would love to Join.

    March 28, 2013

  • relishguy

    Is there much hiking in this meetup?

    March 27, 2013

    • Enrico

      Maybe a mile total.

      March 27, 2013

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